‘House Of Hammer’ Trailer: Discovery+ Docuseries Explores Dark Side Of Armie Hammer And The Hammer Family

Remember Armie Hammer? It’s probably been tough to forget him with so many filmmakers trying to scrub him from their movies. The once-popular Lone Ranger and The Man from UNCLE actor has been accused of some terrible shit, from sexual abuse to cannibalism, but is there more to the story? A new three-part docuseries titled House of Hammer seeks to peel back the layers of the Hammer family’s violent history and how it may have impacted Armie.

Interestingly, the Discovery+ series has someone on the inside spilling the beans: Armie’s aunt Casey Hammer says “I’m about to reveal the dark, twisted secrets of the Hammer family.”

This doesn’t look good for Armie Hammer, either. Just in this brief teaser footage there is a lot of incriminating stuff that he appears to have said to women. His darkest sexual fantasies are displayed right out in the open here, from turning women into sex slaves to using them to give in to his cannibalistic urges.

Basically, don’t expect a career renaissance after this joint.

Hammer was in the news recently when he was found to be in the Caymans with his ex-wife and kids selling timeshares. The publicity blew that up, and Hammer retreated again, even staying with Robert Downey Jr. at one point. With this documentary, Hammer might be in hiding for a very long time.

House of Hammer hits Discovery+ on September 2nd.

Debauchery. Deceit. Abuse. Addiction. Corruption. Over the course of five generations, the men in the Hammer family have more secrets and scandals than any vault can contain. Armie Hammer’s alleged crimes are only the tip of the iceberg. Through a trove of archives and interviews from survivors and family members, the dark and twisted secrets of the Hammer family come to light. Behind the money and power lies a dysfunctional dynasty with its male characters exhibiting all the devastating consequences of privilege gone wild.


Travis Hopson
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